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ebb
used in Henry IV, Part 2

3 uses
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Definition
decline — typically gradually as with the height of the tide
  • The river hath thrice flow'd, no ebb between; And the old folk, time's doting chronicles, Say it did so a little time before That our great-grandsire, Edward, sick'd and died.
    4.4 — Act 4 Scene 4 — Westminster. The Jerusalem Chamber (94% in)
  • But that the tennis-court-keeper knows better than I; for it is a low ebb of linen with thee when thou keepest not racket there; as thou hast not done a great while, because the rest of thy low countries have made a shift to eat up thy holland: and God knows, whether those that bawl out of the ruins of thy linen shall inherit his kingdom: but the midwives say the children are not in the fault; whereupon the world increases, and kindreds are mightily strengthened.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — London. Another street (13% in)
  • The tide of blood in me Hath proudly flow'd in vanity till now: Now doth it turn and ebb back to the sea, Where it shall mingle with the state of floods, And flow henceforth in formal majesty.
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — Westminster. The palace (91% in)

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